24 March 2017
Matt Nakoa / Kirsten Maxwell
Matt Nakoa wowed the me&thee audience in May 2016 so we asked him to come back so we can hear some more. He’ll be splitting the bill with up-and-coming singer/songwriter Kirsten Maxwell!
Concert starts at 8:00 pm.
- Nakoa does not disappoint. Actually, between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar…he drops jaws. Boston Globe
- All I can say is wow! Phenomenal high tenor voice, outstanding musicianship and songs that grab the heart. He also knows how to work the audience. I predict Matt is going places. Rich Warren, WFMT Chicago
- Matt is definitely on his way up. I’m hoping he’ll let me open for him when he’s doing stadiums. Tom Rush
- Matt Nakoa manipulates the piano as though it were an extension of himself. There’s a phrase in acting course about “not pushing” when you’re on stage, in order to make the audience lean forward in their seats as opposed to sitting back. That’s what Matt does. Black Box Arts Blog
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- . . . Kirsten Maxwell’s clear soprano rings out in a way that would make Judy Collins and Joan Baez approve. She backs that up with skillful guitar playing and a growing collection of well-crafted songs. It’s exciting to imagine what the future holds for her. John Platt, “Sunday Supper” WFUV
- It was love at first listen! Not just Kirsten’s gorgeous voice but her well crafted songs about the intricacies of love and relationships. “Crimson” is a must listen. Joltin Joe, Radio Nowhere On WMSC
- Her exceptional vocal range, lilting melodies and heartfelt performance is the perfect match for her songs. “Crimson” will take you on a journey through familiar moments in life and have you nodding your head in agreement. The best part is that this is only the beginning. Artie Martello, Mostly Folk Podcast, Halcottsville, NY